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Author Sue Townsend's funeral held

Fri, 2014-05-02 08:49
The funeral of author Sue Townsend is held in Leicester with colleagues from the literary world paying tribute to her.

10 things we didn't know last week

Fri, 2014-05-02 08:16
There's a hidden code in every Pixar movie, plus other factlets

Aberdeen changes baby ash procedures

Fri, 2014-05-02 08:06
Aberdeen City Council changes its processes for the cremation of children ahead of a Scotland wide report on infant cremations.

US pushes South Sudan rivals to talk

Fri, 2014-05-02 08:05
South Sudan's president has agreed to hold direct talks to end the conflict in the country with his rival, US Secretary of State John Kerry says.

Weekendish: Travelling fast and slow

Fri, 2014-05-02 08:00
Some of the best from the website this week

Are archaeological digs a thing of the past?

Fri, 2014-05-02 07:57
Are archaeological digs a thing of the past?

Dutch release Pim Fortuyn's killer

Fri, 2014-05-02 07:57
The Dutch authorities release the man who murdered the flamboyant anti-immigration politician Pim Fortuyn in 2002, now that he has served 11 years in jail.

Appeal over halting of fraud trial

Fri, 2014-05-02 07:53
A decision to halt a fraud trial because the defendants said legal aid cuts meant they could not find a barrister is to be challenged.

Killers who buried man alive jailed

Fri, 2014-05-02 07:49
A woman, her former lover and his friend are jailed for life for murdering her fiance, who was stabbed repeatedly and buried alive.

Top Gear: A vehicle for controversy?

Fri, 2014-05-02 07:31
Top Gear's most controversial moments

Fire causes explosion of rotten fish

Fri, 2014-05-02 07:17
A fire in a warehouse on the east coast of Sweden causes cans of fermented herring to explode and go flying through the air.

Life for partner and daughter killer

Fri, 2014-05-02 07:11
A man is jailed for life for beating to death his partner and disabled daughter in Merseyside.

Trojan Horse: 'Six schools at risk'

Fri, 2014-05-02 07:06
Head teachers believe there were "concerted efforts" to infiltrate and run about six Birmingham schools by hardline Muslims.

Students killed in Ethiopia protest

Fri, 2014-05-02 06:44
At least nine students have died during days of protests in Ethiopia's Oromia state, the government says - a witness tells the BBC 47 were killed.

Over 350 royal pardons issued in NI

Fri, 2014-05-02 06:33
More than 350 royal prerogatives of mercy have been issued in Northern Ireland over the past 35 years, it is revealed.

Hamilton wins 'boost British GP sales'

Fri, 2014-05-02 06:31
Lewis Hamilton's success has brought British Grand Prix ticket sales back on track, says Silverstone's Neil England.

Mourinho questions Hazard commitment

Fri, 2014-05-02 06:23
Eden Hazard is not the sort of player to "sacrifice himself for the team", says his Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

Week in pictures: 26 April - 2 May 2014

Fri, 2014-05-02 06:03
News photos from the past week

Worcestershire sign Hales on loan

Fri, 2014-05-02 06:00
Worcestershire sign Nottinghamshire's Alex Hales on loan as stand-in following Moeen Ali's England call-up.

AstraZeneca rejects new Pfizer offer

Fri, 2014-05-02 05:57
AstraZeneca rejects the new takeover offer from US drugs giant Pfizer, which had valued the UK firm at £63bn.
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